Menendez, center, with his children Robert and Alicia, as he was sworn in by Joe Biden last month. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

So you’ve found yourself embroiled in a scandal, huh? That must be pretty terrifying.

— Alicia Menendez advising a generic scandal-plagued politician to tell the truth — back in 2011. The daughter of Sen. Bob Menendez, below, who’s currently battling allegations that he cavorted with prostitutes, posted the column on “Daily Grito” blog. The blog has disappeared, but Life on the Hill News unearthed an archived copy of her advice on the Wayback Machine: “A real friend will help you tell the truth, stand beside you while you tell it and help you pick up the broken pieces of your life when things fall apart.”

More Reliable Source: Emmylou Harris; Alec Baldwin ; Billy Campbell ; Chris Brown ; Lincoln’ controversy ; Red Cross Ball